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Finance Apprentice Network Rail Limited

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 3 apprenticeship with Network Rail and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00 – 17:30

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to Include:

  • As an Apprentice you’ll rotate across a range of placements and a variety of departments giving you a unique experience of how finance works within Network Rail
  • You’ll support finance teams with forecasting, budgeting and analysis as well as taking the lead on meetings and reporting to senior members of the company
  • Combining a wide variety of live projects and off the job training you’ll hone your skills as a future leader
  • For the first two and a half years to three years, you’ll complete rotational placements along with studying for the Association of
  • Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification as part of the Level 3 and Level 4 apprentice programme

Alongside this, you’ll gain business knowledge through your various rotations and be involved in a variety of periodic management accounting activities such as balance sheet reconciliations, variance analysis and reporting and business partnering with non-finance functions?

From year 4 onwards, you’.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3. This level is ideal for existing staff or new talent in an accounting or finance role.

Their work could include assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements.

You will be studying the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

This level will encourage you to master more complex accounting principles in both Bookkeeping and Management Accounting.

You will study 5 units: Financial Accounting; Preparing Financial Statements (FAPS). Management Accounting Techniques (MATS).

Tax Processes for Business (TPFB). Business Awareness (BUAW). Advanced Synoptic Assessment (ADSY) which forms part of your End Point Assessment.

Training will be provided by attending either face-to-face classroom based lessons, Live Online sessions or OnDemand. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of your time towards it.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once an Apprentices has complete AAT level 3 they can progress onto to AAT level 4, and CIMA level 7 under the apprenticeship program, and receive Associate status with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) at the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll be given the support you need to continue your career at Network Rail and move into one of our finance roles.

The Finance Apprentice scheme is now in its sixth year, and we’re proud to say that its first cohort have already secured permanent finance roles with us.

This is because we believe in recognising, developing and promoting talent.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent math (Grade 9/A* - 5/B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A* - 5/B) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 x A-levels (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits Include: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays. 5 volunteer days to contribute to your favourite causes. Access to our employee assistance program, to help you with any finance, family, health or wellbeing issues you have. Up to 75% discount on rail and underground season tickets. Discounted online shopping. Healthcare club membership discount. Childcare vouchers. Access to a range of pension and insurance schemes. Two weeks paid reserve leave for members of our Armed Forces community.

About the employer

As a public sector arm’s length body of the Department for Transport, we retain the commercial and operational freedom to manage Britain’s railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland within regulatory and control frameworks.


Network Rail Limited


The Quadrant MK, Elder Gate,

Milton Keynes


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Nov 2022